were situated opposite to each other. Two of a trade, the proverb says, do not agree; and so it was in this instance. Jealousy of each other caused them to become open enemies. Now one of the two felt pangs of conscience; he knew the sentiments he entertained toward his neighbor were highly reprehensible. He went to a priest, and asked him what he should do to propitiate his adversary. The priest replied: “ You can take no better course than this: whenever you have not the article required by your customers send them over the way to your neighbor.” The man followed this advice. The other tradesman soon learned who it was who sent customers to him, and on the first opportunity he took occasion to thank him. Thus the two were reconciled and lived on the best of terms with each other. As the sun’s rays melt ice, so benefits dispel jealousy.
Every one is bound to work. Charlemagne was one of the most famous monarchs that ever lived. He was not only an able ruler, but an exemplary father. He made all his daughters learn some kind of household work, — work which is usually performed by women; they had to sew, to spin, and even to wash and cook. The emperor himself would only wear linen which his daughters had spun, clothes which their deft fingers had made. Thus by the example of his own domestic arrangements he taught his subjects that not only is it no disgrace to work,